Olympus Has Fallen

Factual error: When one of the terrorists fires an RPG into the security hut, all the windows in the cars standing nearby shatter. Ordinary windshields are made of laminated glass that doesn't shatter, not to mention that at least the SUVs used to transport the prime minister and his escort would surely be armored and therefore possess security glass.

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Character mistake: When the main characters are watching the news on TV, the headline reads "Terrorist seize Whitehouse". It should be "Terrorists".

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Factual error: When the AC-130 gunship flies over the White House, some of the Secret Service agents on the roof are firing bolt-action sniper rifles without pulling the bolt back, like a semi-automatic gun.

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Mike Banning: You know what? Why don't you and I play a game of 'fuck off'. You go first.

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Speaker Trumbull: I want to speak to the Russians, the Chinese, the British and the French. In that order.

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Secret Service Director Lynn Jacobs: Banning is ex-Special Forces. Ranger battalion. He will move mountains or die trying.

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Question: The terrorists' attempt to obtain the three Cerberus pass-codes was a major plot point. After they obtained the first two, the third was apparently somehow obtained without it being provided by the president. How?


Chosen answer: They had a computer hacker, Lim, trying to hack the code the whole time. She finally succeeded.

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Question: Did the first lady compliment Gerard Butler's earring suggestion to wear the small classy ones for a classy lady but then wear the long dangling earrings as shown in the car scene?

Chosen answer: Mike suggested the small classy ones, but the first lady opted for the long ones instead.

Question: As the attack on the White House is underway, a relief column is detached from a nearby military base, which is going to take 10-15 minutes to get there. Flying with the column are several Apache attack helicopters. Why do the Apaches fly with the column and not on ahead to engage the attackers asap. A couple of Apaches would have made a huge difference to the White House's defence.

Answer: Surely those Apaches would have just ended up being shot down - as evidenced later on in the film, which only would have added to the carnage on the ground.

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